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Mickey McClearly is a name one doesn’t hear quite often. It seems to be a trend in our nation that artistes working behind the big screen are often not recognized. There are only a very few names that make themselves heard loud and clear. Let us tell you about him though. Remember the songs Khoya Khoya Chand and Hawa Hawai from Shaitan? Well, now you know who re-invented these old tracks and jazzed them up. He is the music composer for so many of Lucky Ali’s albums!
All the ad jingles you love to hum were made by this man; from Levi's, Coca-Cola to Vodafone. His  latest work is his new album, TV Dinners. Listen to this album, and you’ll get the full versions of all the ads you thought were fully existing songs. Millennium Post had a chat with this songwriter, composer, performer and producer.

Music for this Chennai born, London educated, and now Mumbai based guy is a language. A language without which the world would cease to exist. Music is inseparable from him. We were keen on knowing how this unique idea of making songs out of the jingles came about. He said, ‘I would often find people looking for full songs whenever an ad jingle would come out. They thought that these jingles were actually songs that already existed. So I thought of making this album.’ Chase Every Dream is the first song from the album. The video features Ranveer Singh, Shradha Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Shaan, alongside people from the streets of Mumbai. Yes, you got it right! Chase your dream is the same jingle that we heard in the Levi’s ad. This song has many faces. The reason is very simple. It’s a song about dreams. And hence, it is a message that anyone and everyone can relate to.

You’ll also see the amazing Anushka Manchanda in this video. She has sung most of the tracks of this album. McClearly thinks, ‘Anushka has something very special about herself.’ She was also the voice behind the original Levi’s ad jingle.

The FIFA fever has gripped the world now a days. And Chase every dream is a happy coincidence, says Mikey. Coming from London, he likes it when England wins. But obviously, it becomes quite hatke when you have to choose it as your favourite team. Mikey’s favourite team is Netherlands. But he thinks it’s Germany that would win it this time!

Next time you hear a song and you really like it, our suggestion, know who made it. Isn’t it amazing when we get recognized for the great work we do?
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